(Anthriscus cerefolium)

Planet: Mercury

Element: Air

Energies: Weight Loss


Folk magicians once boiled chervil with pennyroyal. The resulting brewwas thought to cause its drinker to see double.

The plant was named cerefolium to honour its ancient use in festivities directed to Ceres, the goddess of grain and vegetation.

In earlier, rougher times, many died from combat wounds due to infection. In the 1500s, wounded men were given chervil juice to drink. If they kept it down the chervil predicted that they would live. If they “cast it up,” the wound was mortal.

Magical uses:

Chervil can be hard to find, but is well worth seeking, especially as it can be of help when trying to lose weight. Juice a bit of this plant every day, visualize, and drink to maintain or to regain your desired figure. For added power, eat in a salad with chickweed.